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09 March 2018 / by André Maré

TED: What if 3D printing was 100x faster

Joseph DeSimone explains why 3D printing is in fact just 2D printing repeatedly over time. He explains how the scene in the Terminator 2 movie, where the T1000 arise out of a puddle in real time, raise the question why can’t we perform 3D printing like this. An object arise out of a puddle in real time without any waste, was set as the challenge.

TED is all about the spreading of ideas regarding Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED). TED was founded in February 1984 as a conference. Its early emphasis was technology, entertainment and design but these days it has broadened its focus to include ideas on science, culture and a variety of academic topics. The best talks and performances of the different conferences are posted daily on a podcast also known as TEDTalks. The talks are

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